IWMF Adelante Fellowship Opens for Applications

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Linda Douglass, Co-Chair, IWMF
Linda Douglass, Co-Chair, IWMF

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications from women in media around the world for its Latin America reporting initiative (Adelante) that seeks to reduce the gender gap in the region by giving women journalists the opportunities and skills to amplify their voices and to advance in their careers.

The Initiative, built on the successes of the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, will provide international reporting trips, year-long fellowships for in-country journalists, and expanded security training in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Mexico-United States border. The IWMF AdelanteFellowship is made possible by a generous five-year, $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

International reporting trips and local fellowship themes will include democracy and governance, immigration, agricultural development, economic opportunity, expanded technology access, women’s rights and development, education, and conservation. Over the five years, IWMF’s Adelante program will enable more than 270 journalists to reshape the media narrative about the region.

Additionally, the IWMF will award year-long fellowships to journalists in the countries of focus who are reporting on issues of importance in their own communities. These fellowships will help journalists – both men and women – develop skills and deepen their expertise in a particular subject area, with support from international journalists and local editors. The IWMF will offer 90 of these fellowships over five years.

The IWMF will provide Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) for hundreds of in-country journalists, both men and women across the region, helping them to stay safer in the field.

The fellowship is to affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.

It opens to women journalists of all nationalities and applicants should be fluent in English and/or Spanish. IWMF may require additional training, experience, and/or language skills for some international reporting trips. Please review the Call for Applications for further information.

For more details about Adelante reporting fellowships, and additional information on how to apply, please read IWMF answers to frequently asked questions and sign up for IWMF email updates. Announcements are also made on IWMF Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Applicants can also download or print its brochure about Adelante here.